Deep Sky Section

Hi all Deep Sky Section Members,


Would you look at that! It seems like only yesterday we were sitting up at LMDSS waiting for the sky to clear for our Deep Sky Section Meeting, and whilst that didn’t occur we all still had some fun & there was some viewing with a new member in the early hours of the morning. Hopefully this month we can “Get Lost In The Universe” with a night of clear skies and late night viewing for our August Deep Sky Section Meeting.


It will be good to put the 40 inch SDM telescope through a good workout prior to the September Star Party after its upgrades. If you haven’t had a chance to look through the 40 inch, now is the perfect opportunity as it’s like a brand-new telescope again. It’s amazing how much use its had in so little time! 


So be sure to come up and enjoy the wonders of the universe with us at Deep Sky Section on Saturday night! And remember that due to the September Star Party there will be no September Deep Sky Section meeting, however we will return in October for a night of viewing.


Until then, clear skies and dark nights.


Next Meeting will be on the 31st August  2019    

Location:             LMDSS site, Heathcote                 

What to bring:     Telescope and equipment (not essential, if you don't own one), camping chair and equipment, sleeping gear (if you are staying at the site) and a red torch (no white light) and lastly, warm clothing.                           

Don't forget to obtain the gate/clubroom codes for access.

Contact Section Director: Paul Gardiner ( or call 0439 374 159) for more information.

 In a galaxy far, far away……

Are you interested in observing galaxies, open and globular clusters, planetary nebulae, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae and dark nebulae to name a few. Then join the Deep Sky Section at our monthly meetings at LMDSS.

If you have a telescope, bring it with you and if you don't there will be scopes to view through plus the society's 40 inch telescope and the 25-inch Obsession will be in operation.  We aim to provide novice deep sky observers with the ability to learn from experienced observers about how to locate and observe these objects, which eyepieces and filters work best and the resources to get the most out of your observing experience.  For the seasoned observer, the Deep Sky section provides an arena to get together, share information and experiences and imparting knowledge to astronomers new to the field, but most importantly having a great time doing the thing we love the most, driving our telescopes to their limits.


Some of our DSS members